AUSTRALIA’s largest Case IH dealer, O’Connors, has announced its expansion into central and western Victoria with the purchase of Agrimac locations in Ballarat and St Arnaud.
This will take their dealership footprint from 10 to 12 locations across three states.
The finalisation of the Agrimac deal is anticipated to be by June 1, 2021.
O’Connors currently has branches across three states, in Birchip, Warracknabeal, Horsham, Shepparton, Bordertown, Corowa, West Wyalong, Condobolin, Forbes and Grenfell.
O’Connors chief executive officer, Gareth Webb, said the business had been looking for opportunities for further growth following their successful expansion into Central West New South Wales in 2018/2019.
He said the Agrimac locations in Ballarat and St Arnaud presented a perfect fit.
“The acquisition of the Agrimac Case IH dealerships is a great opportunity to extend our footprint into a diverse agricultural region, combining our experience with the knowledge that is already in the Ballarat and St Arnaud business,” he said.
“O’Connors is looking forward to the challenge of entering a new market and we are excited to be able to bring the region the strength and customer benefits a larger dealership network provides”.
Agrimac dealer principal, Hugh McEachern, will continue to own and operate Agrimac’s Warrnambool and Hamilton dealership branches.